Open Forum: Ending with a whimper
After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” said President Obama shortly after a private Oct. 21 video conference with Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister. Iraqi leaders refused to give US troops immunity from prosecution in Iraqi courts, while US military officials are refusing to stay without it. So the 2008 Status of Forces Agreement which calls for all US troops to be out of Iraq by the end of 2011 remains in force.
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